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Lira
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Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil Formerly known as: Maaz

quote:
Originally posted by TranceGiant
since I detest his political "oeuvre" but believe he's still admirable for his nonpolitical achievements.

Oh, I see. Well, I just think he needs a pseudonym, because he is indeed two different entities in one body


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quote:
Originally said by Adolf Fleisch Hitler
How naive can people be? Curing the COR with messy hair and philosophy?

quote:
Originally said by Maurice Moss
I came here to kick ass and drink milk... and I've just finished my milk

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LazFX
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Registered: Aug 2004
Location: 9th Circle

Lira, I was thinking about all of you peeps down south when I picked up this track...



Some Sérgio Santos Mendes for your asses!

nice little remix by Will I Am....

love the Basso Nova and Samba hooks....

werd!

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Lira
Put on robe & wizard hat!



Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil Formerly known as: Maaz

Hey, that's kinda nice

It's funny that, whenever I think of Bossa Nova, I instantly think of a Japanese producer: Yukihiro Fukutomi...



Not his most Bossa'ish set, but still


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quote:
Originally said by Adolf Fleisch Hitler
How naive can people be? Curing the COR with messy hair and philosophy?

quote:
Originally said by Maurice Moss
I came here to kick ass and drink milk... and I've just finished my milk

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Dervish
Your opinion matters.



Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Wick, Scotland

Few pics from Rockness Festival:



Banks of Loch Ness (can you see the monster?) @ Rockness 2007 - Chems/Daft Punk/Groove Armada etc



Seriously nice ethos, spontaneous hi5s with randoms.



Borrowed hat, good for a pic and "woke up this morning got myself a gun" (Alabama 3) live... but a bit.... 'Brokeback'.




(back stage... yep better than VIP, and free whooo!!!)



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Lira
Put on robe & wizard hat!



Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil Formerly known as: Maaz

Looks like you had a great time, Dervish

----

Anyway, this made me lol:
quote:
Research Finds Faster Grammar Skills in Children with Tourette’s

Washington, D.C. -- Children with Tourette’s syndrome may have to put up with some unwanted movement and verbal tics, but neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and the Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that they are much quicker at processing certain mental grammar skills than are children without the disorder.

They say the findings, reported in the current issue of the journal Neuropsychologia, suggest that abnormalities in the brain linked to tics in Tourette’s syndrome may also result in a range of rapid behaviors -- and, possibly, superior skills -- than had been appreciated before.

“These children were particularly fast, as well as largely accurate, in certain language tasks. This tells us that their cognitive processing may be altered in ways we have only begun to explore, and moreover in a manner that may provide them with performance that is actually enhanced compared that of typically-developing children” said the study’s senior investigator, Michael Ullman, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, psychology, neurology and linguistics.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 200,000 Americans have the most severe form of Tourette’s syndrome, but as many as 10 percent of Americans have a milder form. The most common initial symptom is a facial tic, and other tics -- sudden, rapid, repeated movement or vocalization -- may follow. Tics can include eye blinking, repeated throat clearing or sniffing, arm thrusting, kicking, shoulder shrugging, or jumping, but coprolalia, which is involuntary use of obscene words or swearing, is only rarely associated with Tourette’s syndrome.

This nervous system disorder is linked to structural and functional abnormalities in the basal ganglia and frontal cortex area of the brain, which result in decreased inhibition of frontal activity, leading to hyperkinetic behaviors and development of tics, Ullman says. The disorder is also associated with abnormalities in the way that chemical substances, such as hormones and neurotransmitters, help nerve cells talk to each other.

In this study, Ullman, along with first author Matthew Walenski, PhD, and Stewart Mostofsky, MD, decided to study two different aspects of language as a way to broaden understanding of this disorder.

These two basic aspects of language, “rule governed” and “idiosyncratic” knowledge, depend on distinct neurobiological processes. Rule-governed knowledge involves the procedural memory system that depends on frontal/basal-ganglia area circuits in the brain; in language, it is used to combine parts of words together according to the grammatical rules of the language (for example, putting walk and ed together to form a regular past tense.) In contrast, idiosyncratic knowledge depends on declarative memory, and is learned and processed in the hippocampus and other temporal lobe areas in the brain. This kind of memory allows us to learn that a word is linked to an object (such as the word “cat” to its meaning “furry animal”), and also is used to learn irregular past tense word forms (as in spring and sprang).

Some previous evidence suggested that aspects of procedural memory may be abnormal in Tourette’s syndrome, whereas declarative memory remains largely spared, but the contrast between the two forms of language knowledge had not been studied before. In this study, eight children, age 8-17, with Tourette’s syndrome and eight typically developing children of the same ages without the disorder were given tasks that included producing past tense forms. All of the children had a normal IQ. The investigators found that children with Tourette’s syndrome were significantly faster than the control group in producing rule-governed past tenses (like slip-slipped) that depend on grammar and procedural memory but not in producing irregular or other unpredictable past tenses (such as bring-brought) that are stored in declarative memory.

The two groups of children were then given a picture-naming task to test motor skill and conceptual knowledge. Those with Tourette’s syndrome responded significantly faster than the control group in naming pictures of objects that can be manipulated (such as hammer), and thus depend on motor skill knowledge, but not in naming pictures of non-manipulated objects (like elephant), which depend only on conceptual knowledge. The motor skill knowledge associated with manipulated objects also depends on procedural memory. But unlike in the past tense task, where some accuracy was lost to the speed of the response, there was no loss of accuracy in the picture-naming test by children with the disorder.

“This may mean that the brain abnormalities we see in Tourette’s syndrome may lead not only to tics but also to a much wider range of unsuppressed and rapid behaviors,” Ullman said. The researchers are now developing new language and memory tests for patients with Tourette’s syndrome.

The study was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Tourette Syndrome Association, and the Mabel Flory Trust. The other author, Matthew Walenski, was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown while the study was carried out, and is currently assistant project scientist at the University of California-San Diego. Stewart Mostofsky is an associate professor at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Maybe having Tou-piss!-rette syndrome isn't-cock! that bad, after fuck! all


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quote:
Originally said by Adolf Fleisch Hitler
How naive can people be? Curing the COR with messy hair and philosophy?

quote:
Originally said by Maurice Moss
I came here to kick ass and drink milk... and I've just finished my milk

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Krypton
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas

Soviet Union is back..


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LazFX
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Location: 9th Circle
I lol'd

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA—Five years after settling in southern California and trying to blend into American society, a six-man terrorist cell connected to the militant Islamist organization Army of Martyrs has reportedly grown too complacent to conduct its suicide mission, an attack on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

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Three of the six terrorists spend an afternoon together watching an America's Next Top Model marathon.
According to cell leader and boat owner Jameel al-Sharif, the potentially devastating operation, which involves breaching the station's reactor core and triggering a meltdown that could rival the Chernobyl disaster, "can wait."

"We remain wholly committed to the destruction of America, the Great Satan," al-Sharif said. "But now is not a good time for us. The season finale of Lost was such a cliff- hanger that we have to at least catch the first episode of the new season. After that, though, death to the infidels."

"Probably," added al-Sharif, who noted that his nearly $6,000 in credit-card debt from recent purchases of a 52-inch HDTV and a backyard gas grill prevents him from buying needed materials for the attack.

Though the members of the cell said that they "live only to spill the blood of crusaders who oppress Muslims," they cited additional reasons for the delay, including an unexpired free Netflix trial and nagging lower-back pain.

"I think I'm entitled to a little time to fully enjoy the in-dash MP3 adapter and heads-up display that Allah, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to provide me with," munitions expert Mohammed Akram said of the 2006 Mercury Mariner that is intended to be used as a car bomb during the attack. "Also, I have nine months left on the lease. But after that, I am more than willing to load it with explosives and go to my glory in its all-leather interior and heated seats."

Cell member Sayyid al-Tantawi, a Cairo-born former physics professor who was able to obtain employment at San Onofre as a reactor technician, once routinely worked 18-hour days so he could secretly obtain security codes and detailed schematics of the facility. But since his promotion to senior project manager last November, al-Tantawi has grown accustomed to perks such as higher pay, mandatory vacation time, delegation of responsibilities, and long lunches with other managers.

"Don't get me wrong, I totally wish swift and painful death to all American pigs, especially that jerk [general manager] Dave [Landis]," al-Tantawi said. "But I'm no longer the new guy—why bust my ass all day long anymore? When I get home after a day at work, I don't savor staying up all night designing dirty-bomb triggering mechanisms like I did when I first got here. Sometimes I just want to pop in a CD by that soulful infidel Chris Daughtry and relax."

Al-Tantawi added that due to the sedentary nature of his job, he would have to "lose a few pounds, Allah willing" before being able to fulfill his most challenging task: infiltrating the reactor's spent fuel storage area and draining its coolant, thereby triggering a fire and releasing radioactive material.

Indeed, general preparedness appears to be the cell's greatest stumbling block.

"Five a.m. is when the facility is most vulnerable to attack, when the morning shift security personnel replace the overnight crew," said Adib Dhakwan, the cell's second-in-command. "Unfortunately, Starbucks doesn't open until six, and I don't know about you, but if I don't have that first cup of coffee, forget it."

Despite the terrorists' successful assimilation into American society, the FBI has been monitoring the activities of the "San Clemente Six" since late 2005. According to declassified intelligence documents, the cell's status was recently downgraded to "low risk," due in part to a near absence of cell phone chatter to parties other than Moviefone, and last month's online purchase of a hammock.

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LazFX
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Re: I lol'd

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thats fucking hilarious laz!!!

and to a certain extent is where i believe peace in the middle-east will come from: good living and good popular culture


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I got really bored yesterday and decided to start my own, very topical, blog...

http://theghostoflitvinenko.blogspot.com/

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shaolin_Z
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Registered: Nov 2004
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"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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LazFX
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Registered: Aug 2004
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quote:
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ahhh good old Boondocks.....

I have a nigga moment every day. lol

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